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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 941,830 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 506,838 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 540,471 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 604,613 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 565,277 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 474,087 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 474,044 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 559,171 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 511,955 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 576,060 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 86,082 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 113,345 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 76,544 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 23,465 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 20,522 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 29,519 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 57,933 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 29,316 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 22,565 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 18,863 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 24,670 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 23,616 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 26,827 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 15,169 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 9,797 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 19,861 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 11,411 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 15,183 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,537 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 15,835 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 9,342 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 7,756 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 16,690 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 18,563 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 10,226 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,303 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 10,276 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,001 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,377 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 6,851 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 6,533 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 8,381 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 184,437 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 26,080 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 32,086 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,837 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 22,514 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,795 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,476 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,497 Premium Only